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Universal Studios Home Entertainment is merging with digital distribution division Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, is assuming responsibility for the digital distribution division at Universal Pictures in a reorganization at the studio. Michael Bonner, the head of that division, will report to both Kornblau and Peter Levinsohn, Universal's president and chief distribution officer. Jessica Schell was named executive vice president of new media and digital entertainment for Universal Pictures, reporting to Levinsohn. Sep 20, 2013

Apple's iOS 7 release works well with car audio Suppliers of car audio products report that they're not finding any significant problems with iPhones running on the new iOS 7 operating system. They say they want to test out the iPhone 5S, which goes on sale today, and the new iTunes Radio music service, which launched Wednesday. Sep 20, 2013

Dealers go high- and low-tech to foil iPhone thieves The company that makes those exploding dye packs that have stymied bank robbers has discovered a willing clientele in iPhone dealers, who have deployed a year-old tracking device to thwart would-be robbers eager to get their hands on Apple handsets. The FindIt, from 3SI Security Systems, uses GPS and radio frequency technology that enables police to track the location of stolen phones. Dealers have also turned to more low-tech measures, such as using reinforced safes and keeping their stores' lights on around the clock. Sep 20, 2013

Ballmer suggests Office versions for iPad, Android are in pipelineMicrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer hinted Thursday that the company was developing a version of its Office software for the iPad and Android tablets, telling analysts that Microsoft was "working on everything that you think we should be working on." Executives also told analysts they should expect to see "many more Windows RT tablets" down the line. Also, Microsoft moved to boost sales of its mobile devices by expanding a program to pay consumers up to $350 for a number of rival tablets and smartphones. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hinted Thursday that the company was developing a version of its Office software for the iPad and Android tablets, telling analysts that Microsoft was "working on everything that you think we should be working on." Executives also told analysts they should expect to see "many more Windows RT tablets" down the line. Also, Microsoft moved to boost sales of its mobile devices by expanding a program to pay consumers up to $350 for a number of rival tablets and smartphones. Sep 20, 2013

CEA approves of Internet tax guidelines set by House committee The Consumer Electronics Association gave a thumbs-up to Internet sales tax guidelines released by the House Judiciary Committee, which call for simplicity in tax regulations and technology neutrality, among other points. OLeaders in both parties recognize that differential tax treatment of online and brick-and-mortar retailers is unjustifiable and unsustainable. Meanwhile, municipalities and towns are forced to cut teachers, first responders and vital social services because they are unable to collect taxes that are owed under the law," said CEA's Michael Petricone. He added, OWe urge the House of Representatives to move quickly with common-sense legislation to modernize our sales tax collection policies.O Sep 20, 2013

Amazon expands its reach in mobile gaming Amazon has extended the GameCircle system to Apple iOS, as well as cloud-based Whispersync for Games, in a push to become the go-to service for mobile gaming. The change allows users to pick up a game where they left off, even when switching to a different device. Sep 20, 2013

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